Salaah

Start of Concessions for Traveller

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Q: When are you classed as a musfair (Islamic traveller) when you are travelling a distance more than 52 miles? Is it the moment you leave your house? This is what I heard so is there any clear proof ?

A:
If a person is travelling for 77.7km or more then he becomes a Musaafir when he leaves the border of his hometown and not when he leaves his house. This is mentioned in the books of Fiqh.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Khutba in English

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Q: I am in the US for a few months and have found most of the masajid have Khutbah in English. I am not familiar with this practice, as in South Africa the Khutbah is in Arabic. Please advise further regarding the Khutbah being in English. Should I attend a masjid which has a full Arabic khutbah, although it is further, or attend the masjid which has English Khutbah and is closer?

A:
It will be better to attend the Masjid with the Arabic Khutbah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Correcting Imam in Salaah

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Q: Kindly tell me whether we can give luqma (correction of the Imam in Salaah) by speaking one or two verses of Quran in recitation or by just saying subhanallah?

A:
Correction in recitation will be done by saying the correct words and not by saying Subhaanallah.

Subhaanallah will be used for errors in postures.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Lady Leading Taraweeh

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Q: 1. Can a Haafidha (female who memorised the Quran) lead other girls in salaah (i.e. be imaam)?

2. Can a girl or haafida performing Taraweeh on her own read loud?

A:
Salaah in Jamaat for ladies with one lady as Imam is Makrooh tahreemi, even in Taraaweeh. (Durr V1 P609).

She can read so loud that she can hear herself.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:27

Ladies reading Taraweeh in Musjid

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Q: I wanted to know if we read taraweeh in a mosque with the imam, how do we read esha salah? And do we read witr after taraweeh? How do we read esha before taraweeh so we can start with the imam?

A:
It is best for a lady to perform all her Salaahs at home.

If you do attend the mosque then why do you not follow the Imam in Esha?
If you do not, then make your own Esha and then join the Imam in Taraaweeh. Make the Fardh and two Sunnah of Esha and thereafter join the Imam.
You will make the Witr after Taraaweeh.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Sister not Praying

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Q: What can I do for my sister who does not pray 5 times a day? I told her already to pray but shes still not praying.

A:
Encourage her with kindness regularly. Have Ta'leem for a few minutes in the home daily.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Maximum Period for Qasr

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Q: For how long can one shorten prayers while on a journey? (How many days maximum).

A:
The criterion for Qasr Salaah is the distance being travelled and the duration of stay at the temporary venue. One who travels 77.7 km or more and will stay at a place for 14 days or less, qualifies as a Musaafir. If a person is travelling this distance or more, Qasr Salaah will commence as soon as the person leaves the border of his hometown.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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